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Bug #6453

get_tz_countries needs to cope with UTF-8 country.tab files

Added by Dan McDonald about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
lib - userland libraries
Start date:
2015-11-10
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Hard
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

Starting somewhere between 2015a and 2015g, the country.tab file became UTF-8 happy.

This needs to be changed in libzoneinfo AND its consumers. This bug covers the libzoneinfo portion. The consumers are more of a distro problem. The caiman installer used by OmniOS and OI, for example, will need to be updated as well.

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#1

Updated by Yuri Pankov about 4 years ago

While here, do we need the libzoneinfo at all? Getting rid of it would allow us to ship zone.tab unmodified.

#2

Updated by Dan McDonald about 4 years ago

Yuri Pankov wrote:

While here, do we need the libzoneinfo at all? Getting rid of it would allow us to ship zone.tab unmodified.

Good question, perhaps we should ask the list? Also, there are consumers that need to be accounted for.

#3

Updated by Dan McDonald about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Not a bug. Turns out this is an issue in specific installers, and not in illumos-gate. There's a larger question of libzoneinfo in general being useful, but that should be a separate issue.

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